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Time Lapse II | by Joel Tjintjelaar
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Time Lapse II

This really should be seen Large On Black if you don't want to miss the details...


Part 2 of a new series on day time long exposures called Time Lapse

Time-lapse is a cinematography technique whereby each film frame is captured at a rate much slower than it will be played back.

Although this photo has nothing to do with cinematography the idea behind this has some similarities, and I just thought it was a nice title for a new series.


In this new series the emphasis will be more on architectural shots and combining this with long exposures.

The bridge on this photo is the St. Servaasbridge in Maastricht in Holland and is considered to be the oldest bridge in Holland in the oldest city (0 AD) in Holland. The bridge was built in the 13th century after the original much older Roman bridge collapsed.


I did a long exposure of this shot because I wanted to create a dynamic and dramatic feel. Architectural objects are very often cold, emotionless and even boring. That can be changed by choosing a dramatic angle - very often a low and wide angle - and/or by using the elements at play in your favor. The long exposure on the sky is meant to add the necessary emotion and drama.


Dutch description:

DIt is de bekende St. Servaasbrug in Maastricht en is gebouwd in de 13e eeuw nadat de oudere en originele Romeinse brug in elkaar is gestort.

Ik heb een long-exposure van deze brug gedaan omdat ik een dynamisch en dramatisch effect aan de foto wilde geven. Architectonische objecten zijn vaak koud en emotieloos en soms zelfs saai. Door echter de hoek en het perspectief te veranderen of de elementen die jou ter beschikking staan in jouw voordeel te benutten kan dat anders worden. De long exposure op de lucht is hier bedoeld om de nodige emotie en drama aan de foto toe te voegen.


Technical info:

10 stops ND filter

Polarization Filter - 2 stops



240s (4 min) exposure



Lightroom 2.0

PS CS3 - Silver Efex Pro - No Filter - Selenium toning



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Taken on April 26, 2009